23 Concerning Damascus.
Hamath and Arpad are confounded,
for they have heard bad news;
they melt in fear, they are troubled like the seag
that cannot be quiet.
and panic seized her;
anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her,
as of a woman in labor.
25 How the famous city is forsaken,h
the joyful town!i
and all her soldiers shall be destroyed in that day,
says the Lord of hosts.
and it shall devour the strongholds of Ben-hadad.
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